The 2004 Act completes the process of abolishing the internal market in Scotland. Health boards are now the single tier of governance and accountability.

New Community Health Partnerships are established with resources and decision making power to work with boards and involve patients and a broader range of staff in their work.

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The National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Act, abolishes trusts which are absorbed into health boards.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2004
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